The McNair Scholars Program is now accepting applications for the next cohort of scholars. Deadline for applications has been extended please submit materials ASAP!

Please also contact Kaela Murray at to express your interest in applying.  Applications are available here also in the TRIO office in 292 Hayes Hall, in the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and in the Office of the Dean of Students.  

TutorOcean allows BGSU TRIO students to connect with your advisors, mentors, and tutors online.

Create Account or Log In to BGSU TRIO TutorOcean


1.     To access services, you will need to log into your BGSU TutorOcean account

2.     Click on the “Search” button.

3.     Type in advisor or mentor in the search window then select your advisor or mentor from the list.

4.     Click “View Profile” to open their profile.

5.     Click the “Book Session” to schedule an appointment.

6.     Select the time duration you would like to meet (30 minutes or 1 hour) clicking on the preferred time and then select the time slot from the advisors or mentor’s availability.

7.     Next, fill in the box for what you need help.

8.     You may also upload attachments if you need to share anything with your advisor for the advising session.

9.     Finally, click the book session button to schedule your appointment which will notify your advisor of the session.

TRIO Programs

TRIO Programs provide academic coaching and tutoring, financial aid guidance, mentoring, and other supports to foster educational access and retention.  TRIO helps students overcome social and cultural barriers to higher education.

The TRIO Programs Office at Bowling Green State University comprises several educational outreach and academic enrichment programs designed to motivate and assist students to enter and succeed in higher education. Our target populations are students who are first-generation students who come from families with limited income.  Participants are selected according to their potential for academic success.

TRIO programs assert our nation's commitment to providing educational opportunities for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background or economic circumstances. Congress established the programs to help Americans enter college and graduate. The programs ultimately produce skilled and educated adults, who can meet the needs of a growing economy.

Mission Statement for TRIO Programs

Our mission is to provide unique and personalized academic support services in an environment that inspires engaged learning. We want to encourage learning that is specific to your individual needs, as well as learning that is engaging for you.

How do we accomplish our mission? By working with you and for you — always operating with our core values at the forefront of all that we do:

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Creativity
  • Building community
  • Active learning
  • Mutual responsibility

TRIO Programs are made possible through grant funds from the U.S. Department of Education.